The one-room, one-teacher school is the most well known and loved school structure in the United States. Reports of these schools go back to 1745 before we were a nation. It seems as if every town in the country had one or more. Many of our nation’s leaders began their education … [Read more...] about Boquet Octagonal School
About Shirley LaForest
Shirley Cross La Forest, whose family settled in Essex c.1803, was formerly a teacher in New York and Virginia as well as an educational supervisor in the Micronesian Islands. After retiring from the U.S. Department of State, she returned to Essex locating within a mile of her family farm on Cross Road. She is presently the Town of Essex Historian.